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A Knock On The Door

They ask me if I’ve ever thought about the end of
The world, and I say, “Come in, come in, let me
Give you some lunch, for God’s sake.” After a few
Bites it’s the afterlife they want to talk about.
“Ouch,” I say, “did you see that grape leaf
Skeletonizer?” Then they’re talking about
Redemption and the chosen few sitting right by
His side. “Doing what?” I ask. “Just sitting?” I
Am surrounded by burned up zombies. “Let’s
Have some lemon chiffon pie I bought yesterday
At the 3 Dog Bakery.” But they want to talk about
My soul. I’m getting drowsy and see butterflies
Everywhere. “Would you gentlemen like to take a
Nap, I know I would.” They stand and back away
From me, out the door, walking toward my
Neighbors, a black cloud over their heads and
They see nothing without end.

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Poem A Knock On The Door - Edward Taylor